Plein Air Art Exhibit at Golden West College

Surf City is a favorite plein air paint location, but the new Plein Air exhibition at the Golden West College Gallery doesn’t limit itself to local icons. curated by Professor Darrell Ebert, the oils & pastels on view provide a trip through varying landscapes and destinations. However you may notice oceans are always popular and […]

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Turns 21, Get Calendar Deal for 2014!

Bolsa Chica Land Trust turned 21 years young in 2013 and has remained true to its mission: to acquire, preserve and restore of all of the Bolsa Chica.  Another mission has been to educate the public to the natural wonders and historical importance of the local wetlands in Huntington Beach. Offering free guided tours on […]

Don’t Mess With POISON IVY on Halloween

She’s beautiful to look at but look out when you get too close. You may start stinging, itching, and you won’t be able to find relief. This lovely lady wore a poison ivy costume at a downtown Huntington Beach Halloween on Main. After the kids head home (around 9 p.m.) the adults head to the […]

Surf City Lifeguards Make Successful Surfside Rescue

12 Passengers Rescued as 26’ Vessel is Grounded at Surfside Colony SEAL BEACH – At 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013, Huntington Beach Lifeguards observed a vessel in distress, just outside the surfline approximately 1/3 mile south of the Anaheim Bay east jetty. The vessel was disabled when a rope fouled their propeller. The […]

Huntington Beach Street Cops Awards

On June 30, 2012 the Huntington Beach Elks Lodge No. 1959 hosted the 2012 Annual Huntington Beach Street Cops Awards. The dinner and awards banquet recognizes the outstanding work by employees of the Huntington Beach Police Department. The Huntington Beach Police Department is very proud of the recognition received by these four employees, and honored […]

Seal Beach Lions Club Helps 180 People Get Home Safely

The Seal Beach Lions Club recently held their 11th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Designated Driver Program, which assisted 180 people get home safely. Their club partnered with Straub Distributing/Budweiser to drive home people who had too much to drink at local bars. More than 50 volunteers manned the booth, where celebrators could ask for a […]

Main Street Rehab in Surf City

Huntington Beach Public Works Department Construction Manager Eric Charlonne would like to inform you of this coming project: Main Street in Huntington Beach between Yorktown Avenue and Utica Street will undergo a major rehabilitation similar to Edwards Street. This street segment is located between the Huntington Beach High School and the Civic Center. Most of […]

Report a Huntington Beach Crime Online

Huntington Beach Police Chief Ken Small’s Administrative Assistant Karin Reed says:  Report a Crime Online. The Huntington Beach Police Department online citizen police report system allows a person to submit a report for certain minor crimes. It also allows that person to print a copy of the police report for free. This provides a great […]

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort Expansion Approved by Surf City Planning Commission

The Huntington Beach Planning Commissioners voted to permit the expansion of the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, including a nine-story tower providing a total of 156 new guestrooms and grant a 5 year extension of time to the existing Amended and Restated Development Agreement adopted on October 21, 1998 (21100 Pacific Coast Highway, 92648 – bounded […]

Home for the Holidays at the Newland House Museum

Over 100 people visited the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach for the annual holiday reception complete with a Christmas Tree, holiday decor, house tours and delicious cookies & hot apple cider. Many had never seen the oldest HB house, home to the city’s early settlers, William & Mary Newland.  The house has been restored […]

Surf City Tourism Pro Takes on New Role at Cedar Fair as Corporate VP

Cedar Fair, owner of Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif., announced that Surf City local, Scott Tanner, has been chosen corporate vice president of sales. Tanner served as director of sport development for USA Water Polo in Huntington Beach,  and also spent 27 years with the Walt Disney Company, including the Disneyland Resort in […]

Surf City’s Enterprising Spammer Sends Out More Than 5 Million Text Spams

Phil Flora of Huntington Beach, California, agreed to pay $32,000 to settle charges brought in February by the Federal Trade Commission for sending out millions of text messages for loan-modification services, aimed at financially stressed homeowners with underwater mortgages. His  service used the domain name, but had no affiliation with any government agency.  Flora […]

4th of July Parade 2011

Huntington Beach Fourth Of July Parade Wows Thousands By Chris MacDonald, Writer, HB Ambassador/The Local News Columnist Photograph by Leslie Gilson of The Huntington Beach Tree Society Recently, I had the honor of co-holding the International Surfing Museum Huntington Beach banner before its float, featuring The Slacktone Surf Band, in the wonderful HB 4th of […]

Local News from HB City Staff

The Huntington Beach Police Department’s Website – – has  The Crime Mapping Data where you can locate your neighborhood. Thank you to HBPD Lieutenant Russell Reinhart for that information. Travis Hopkins Director of Public Works for The City of Huntington Beach would like you to know about these two items: Water Well No. 2 […]

Huntington Beach Weekly Updates

Hello Friends, I’d like to start this newsletter wishing the following people a Very Happy Birthday: Huntington Beach Ambassador Chris MacDonald, Long Beach Realtor Scott Kato, Dolly’s Cotton Candy Krista Thompson, Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club Member Nouha Hreish, Orange County Metropolitan Water District Member Cathy Green, My friend Julie Knutson, Makin Waves Salon James Coelho, […]


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